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authorSergey Poznyakoff <>2013-04-23 12:06:48 (GMT)
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+.\" This file is part of Eclat -*- nroff -*-
+.\" Copyright (C) 2012, 2013 Sergey Poznyakoff
+.\" Eclat is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+.\" it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+.\" the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option)
+.\" any later version.
+.\" Eclat is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+.\" but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+.\" GNU General Public License for more details.
+.\" You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+.\" along with Eclat. If not, see <>.
+.TH MKINST 1 "April 23, 2013" "ECLAT" "Eclat User Reference"
+eclat mkinst, run\-instances \- launch new EC2 instances
+\fBeclat mkinst\fR [\fB\-a\fR \fIIFACE\fR] [\fB\-d\fR \fISTRING\fR] [\fB\-f\fR \fI FILE\fR] [\fB\-g\fR \fISTRING\fR]
+ [\fB\-k\fR \fIID\fR] [\fB\-m\fR \fIDEV\fR=\fISPEC\fR] [\fB\-n\fR \fIN\fR] [\fB\-p\fR \fINAME\fR] [\fB\-s\fR \fIID\fR] [\fB\-t\fR \fITYPE\fR]
+ [\fB\-z\fR \fIZONE\fR] [\fB\-\-data\fR=\fISTRING\fR] [\fB\-\-data\-file\fR=\fIFILE\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-devmap\fR=\fIDEV\fR=\fISPEC\fR] [\fB\-\-block\-device\-mapping\fR=\fIDEV\fR=\fISPEC\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-disable\-api\-termination\fR] [\fB\-\-ebs\-optimized\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-iam\-profile\fR=\fINAME\fR] [\fB\-\-kernel\fR=\fIID\fR] [\fB\-\-keypair\fR=\fIID\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-monitor\fR] [\fB\-\-network\-interface\fR=\fIIFACE\fR] [\fB\-\-iface\fR=\fIIFACE\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-number\-secondary\-ip\fR=\fIN\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-secondary\-private\-ip\-address\-count\fR=\fIN\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-placement\-group\fR=\fINAME\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-private\-ip\-address\fR=\fIIP\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-ramdisk\fR=\fIID\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-secondary\-ip\fR=\fIIP\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-secondary\-private\-ip\-address\fR=\fIIP\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-security\-group\fR=\fISTRING\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-shutdown\fR=\fIstop|terminate\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-instance\-initiated\-shutdown\-behavior\fR=\fIstop|terminate\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-subnet\fR=\fIID\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-tenancy\fR=\fISTRING\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-type\fR=\fITYPE\fR] [\fB\-\-instance\-type\fR=\fITYPE\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-zone\fR=\fIZONE\fR]
+ [\fB\-\-availability\-zone\fR=\fIZONE\fR] \fIAMI-ID\fR
+\fBeclat mkinst\fB \fB\-\-help\fR
+The \fBmkinst\fR command launches one or more EC2 instances from an
+existing AMI identified by the \fIAMI-ID\fR argument. The number of
+instances to launch is determined by the \fB\-n\fR option. In its
+absense, one instance will be launched.
+If ID mapping is enabled (see the section \fBMAPS\fR
+.BR eclat (1)),
+the \fBImageId\fR map is used to translate \fIAMI-ID\fR to
+the corresponding AMI identifier.
+Options supply additional details for the instances to be created.
+\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-network\-interface\fR, \fB\-\-iface\fR=\fIIFACE\fR
+Specify the network attachment for a VPC instance.
+\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-data\fR=\fBSTRING\fR
+User data to pass to the instance.
+Disable API termination.
+Optimize the instances for EBS I/O.
+\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-data\-file\fR=\fIFILE\fR
+Read user data from \fIFILE\fR.
+\fB\-g\fR, \fB\-\-security\-group\fR=\fISTRING\fR
+The name of the security group.
+\fB\-k\fR, \fB\-\-keypair\fR=\fIID\fR
+Key pair name.
+Select kernel ID.
+\fB\-m\fR, \fB\-\-devmap\fR, \fB\-\-block\-device\-mapping\fR=\fIDEV\fR=\fISPEC\fR
+Set block device mapping. The \fIDEV\fR part is the device name of the physical device on
+the instance to map. The \fISPEC\fR sets the mapping specification
+and can be one of:
+.RS 7
+.B none
+Disable the existing mapping. E.g. \fB\-m /dev/xvdb=none\fR disables
+the mapping for the device \fB/dev/xvdb\fR.
+.BR ephemeral [0-3]
+Map an instance store volume to the device. E.g. \fB\-m
+Specifies an EBS volume to be mapped to the device. The
+\fIsnapshot\-id\fR specifies the ID of the snapshot to create the
+volume from, \fIvolume\-size\fR gives the desired size of the volume
+in gigabytes. The \fIDOT\fR parameter (\fBdelete on termination\fR)
+specifies whether the device should be deleted after the instance is
+terminated. Possible values are \fBtrue\fR and \fBfalse\fR. The last
+parameter defines the volume type. The value \fBstandard\fR instructs
+Amazon to create a standard volume. This is the default. To create a
+provisioned IOPS volume, specify \fBio1\fR. In that case you can also
+supply the number of IOPS that the volume supports in the
+\fIiops\fR argument. For example, \fB\-m
+Enable monitoring.
+\fB\-n\fR \fIN\fR
+Number of instances to launch.
+\fB\-\-number\-secondary\-ip\fR, \fB\-\-secondary\-private\-ip\-address\-count\fR=\fIN\fR
+Number of secondary IP addresses to assign.
+\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-iam\-profile\fR=\fINAME\fR
+\fBIAM\fR instance profile to associate with the launched instances.
+Name of the placement group.
+Assign a specific private IP to the VPC instance.
+Select ramdisk ID.
+\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-subnet\fR=\fIID\fR
+Subnet to launch the instance into.
+\fB\-\-secondary\-ip\fR, \fB\-\-secondary\-private\-ip\-address\fR=\fIIP\fR
+Assign the IP as a secondary private IP address.
+\fB\-\-shutdown\fR, \fB\-\-instance\-initiated\-shutdown\-behavior\fR=\fBstop\fR|\fBterminate\fR
+What to do on instance shutdown.
+\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-type\fR, \fB\-\-instance\-type\fR=\fITYPE\fR
+Instance type.
+Placement tenancy.
+\fB\-z\fR, \fB\-\-zone\fR, \fB\-\-availability\-zone\fR=\fIZONE\fR
+Set availablility zone.
+On success, the command outputs detailed description of each created
+instance in the same format as the
+.BR eclat-lsinst (1)
+.BR eclat (1),
+.BR eclat\-lsiattr (1),
+.BR eclat\-lsinst (1),
+.BR eclat\-lsistat (1),
+.BR eclat\-reboot (1),
+.BR eclat\-setiattr (1),
+.BR eclat\-start (1),
+.BR eclat\-stop (1).
+Sergey Poznyakoff
+Report bugs to <bug\>.
+Copyright \(co 2012, 2013 Sergey Poznyakoff
+License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
+This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
+There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
+.\" Local variables:
+.\" eval: (add-hook 'write-file-hooks 'time-stamp)
+.\" time-stamp-start: ".TH [A-Z_][A-Z0-9_.\\-]* [0-9] \""
+.\" time-stamp-format: "%:B %:d, %:y"
+.\" time-stamp-end: "\""
+.\" time-stamp-line-limit: 20
+.\" end:

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